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Classical art memes [3/?] Persephone/Proserpina   -  [1/? - Icarus] , [2/? - Flowercrowns

Nunc dea, regnorum numen commune duorum,
cum matre est totidem, totidem cum coniuge menses.
Vertitur extemplo facies et mentis et oris:
nam modo quae poterat Diti quoque maesta videri,
570laeta deae frons est, ut sol, qui tectus aquosis
nubibus ante fuit, victis e nubibus exit.

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And now the goddess, Persephone, shared divinity of the two kingdoms, 
spends so many months with her mother, so many months with her husband. 
The aspect of her face and mind alters in a moment. 
Now the goddess’s looks are glad that even Dis could see 
were sad, a moment ago. Just as the sun, hidden, before, 
by clouds of rain, wins through and leaves the clouds.

                                   ~ Ovid, Metamorphoses V. 566 - 571